CIRP REU ALUMNI STORIES

Students that spend the summer at CIRP as part of the Injury Science Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program remain connected to the Center and its staff. These students have gone on to pursue a variety of educational and professional opportunities, all with the backing of their CIRP mentors. Read about their experiences in these CIRP REU alumni stories:
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CHOP Mentor(s): Thomas Seacrist, MBE; Jalaj Maheshwari, MS
Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Student (Summer 2020) "Currently, I am wrapping up my second year in pursuit of a Bioengineering undergraduate degree from Northeastern University. This past summer I had the honor of participating in a virtual REU experience at CHOP’s Center for Injury Research and Prevention (CIRP). Although original plans for the REU experience had changed due to t…
CHOP Mentor(s): Megan S. Ryerson, PhD
Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Student (Summer 2020) "My 2020 REU experience was truly unforgettable. While we were going through a worldwide pandemic, I still got the chance to interact with others. Though I was devastated we wouldn’t be able to meet in person, I was honored to have a chance to meet my CRIP REU class. Meeting on BlueJeans, a video conferencing platform,  every we…
CHOP Mentor(s): Allison E. Curry, PhD
Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Student (Summer 2020) "Although the 2020 REU program was remote, I was able to attend webinars that outlined the important work being done at the Center, as well as available resources and networking opportunities. Through the Injury Science REU Program, I became intrigued with the impact of the research, and I knew I wanted to stay connected with CI…
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